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Lush contemporary surroundings in the renovated gilded-age mansion’s lower level are home to this fine dining bistro.


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Magdalena, Baltimore, MD

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Magdalena Restaurant Review

: Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood is home to The Ivy Hotel, a boutique property, and also the restaurant Magdalena. At its entrance, the fine dining establishment boasts a striking mural of a raven-haired beauty dressed in black with one hand in the air, possibly grasping castanets, and the other, holding up her skirt with the white material billowing out: this must be Magdalena, or artist Kim Parr’s interpretation. The light floors and hallways are a pathway to five distinct dining areas, from the Garden Room and Bar overlooking the Courtyard, to the Wine Cellar, Tasting Room and Treasury. One look at the wine room and the extensive wine list and oenophiles will be challenged with choices from around the world and the best of the U.S. vintages. British chef Mark Levy comes to Magdalena via the resort The Point in the Adirondacks. He brings with him the generous use of luxury and exotic items, such as foie gras, fresh yuzu, cucamelons and caviar on the seasonal contemporary menu. Diners may indulge in the house-made flavored rolls, like the duck fat poppy seed with truffle butter; seared Hudson Valley foie gras; and filet of Norwegian cod with wild mushroom spring roll, celery root and peekytoe crab and bacon dressing. Finish with the subtle jasmine rice and cardamom rice pudding.

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